Full report [pdf] is here. In it you'll learn that the control groups are the randomly selected classmates of those attending the primary level abstinence-only education. You can scan the graphs quickly and see that by every comparison the control groups are statistically identical to the experiment groups.
This would seem to tell us that a) peer pressure is the dominating factor in teen sexual behavior or, put another way, b) that sex ed given to 2/3rds of the student body tends to direct the sexual behavior of the other 1/3rd as though they received the same instruction. The control is all confounded with the experiment: it takes two to tango. I would think that if you wanted to design a useful study on this you'd need to compare sexually isolated populations.
:: posted by buermann @ 2007-04-16 10:59:52 CST |